Young Masked Owl at the Raptor Refuge
The Raptor Refuge in southern Tasmania has a new resident – a Tasmanian Masked Owl! The young fella, named Bentley, will likely join his brother Monty as the face of the refuge and I had the great honour of meeting him just a few weeks ago.
Resplendent in his fuzzy down feathers, he looked a little uncertain on his feet but curious at all the goings on around him. There is always a lot of bad news when it comes to the environment so it is great to know good things are being done. The Tasmanian masked owl is endangered in Tasmania so it is such a wonderful achievement by Craig at the refuge to be looking after these guys and giving them a safe haven to recover from their struggles with human interference with the landscape.
Visiting the Raptor Refuge
If you’d like to visit the Refuge I offer private photography sessions that run on demand. The session is a great opportunity to meet these guys up close and personal and is a significant contribution to the conservation work undertaken here. Alternatively please consider becoming a member of the Refuge and you will receive invitations to open days and other such events.